The Czech government declared a state of emergency and it is only natural that the latest countermeasures regarding the coronavirus pandemic left many foreigners in the Czech Republic scared. Often even the Czech citizens themselves struggle to make sense of the recent regulations. There are, however, two important dates you should keep in your mind: March 13 and March 16, 2020. In this article, we’ll be focusing on the first date, while restrictions relating to the other date will be covered in the next one.
Traveling to the Czech Republic
Let’s sort things out: As of 12:00 AM, Friday, March 13, until 0:00 AM, Monday, March 16, all tourists coming into the Czech Republic from safe countries will be quarantined upon arrival in case of disease symptoms. Those arriving from the high-risk countries won’t be allowed to enter the country at all.
On the other hand, all foreigners with valid residence permits will be subjected to the same restrictions as the Czech citizens. That means that they will undergo a compulsory quarantine if they’re coming into the Czech Republic from the high-risk countries, but won’t be quarantined if they’re arriving from safe countries and don’t experience any symptoms.
Leaving from the Czech Republic
As for leaving the Czech Republic, both tourists and foreigners will be able to travel to safe countries freely. In case any foreigner decides to travel to any of the high-risk countries, they won’t be allowed to return to the Czech Republic during the state of emergency.
Keep in mind that this only applies until Monday 0:00 AM, March 16. After that, a new countermeasure, which we’ll inform you about, will come into effect.
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Source: Ministry of Interior
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